Previous OctoberVET events

OctoberVET 2013

OctoberVET is an opportunity for practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders to come together to learn about the latest VET research and bring issues to the attention of researchers.

 

The Variety of VET: Research into policy and practice for schools, training providers and workplaces

University of Ballarat, Old Chemistry Building C, SMB Campus, Ballarat – 18 October

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Research & Evaluation in Vocational Education: The role of evidence/Engaging & Supporting Distance-based Learners in the Workplace

National Wine & Grape Industry Training Centre, CSU Wagga Wagga Campus, Wagga Wagga, NSW – 18 October

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What is happening in WA VET research

Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus, Mt Lawley, WA – 25 October

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Engaging adolescents in Education: A gathering of minds and experiences

TasTAFE, Campbell St, Hobart – 31 October

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Building research capacity and culture in VET

TAFE NSW Sydney Institute – St George TAFE College, Sydney – 31 October

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Reflective practice in VET – why bother? How does it enhance business?

Southbank Institute of Technology Auditorium – 31 October

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Exploring the relationships between the ACE and VET sectors

WEA of SA, Angus St, Adelaide – 22 November

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If you’d like more information about any of the events listed above, please email the relevant contact person. If you have any questions about OctoberVET in general, please get in touch with one of the national coordinators, Linda Simon (lindasimon2@bigpond.com) or Steven Hodge (s.hodge@ballarat.edu.au).

2012

Theme/Presenter & Location Date & Times For more information contact
VET: the workforce of the futureSunshine Coast Institute of TAFE, Maloolooba Campus, C Building 12 October8.30am-4.15pm Tracey Singhtracey.singh@deta.qld.gov.au
Increasing educational participation and outcomes for people who are geographically and/or socially disadvantagedCharles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Red Building 1, Level 3, Room 01-02 12 October2.30-4.30pm Alicia BoyleAlicia.boyle@cdu.edu.au
New Options for Professional Development & Skill BuildingCharles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus, CSU Wine & Grape Industry Training Centre 12 October10am-3pm Susanne Franciscosfrancisco@csu.edu.au
The Value of VETUniversity of Ballarat, SMB Campus, Old Chemistry Lecture Theatre 19 October12noon-5.00pm Steven Hodges.hodge@ballarat.edu.au
Canberra OctoberVET 2012Canberra Institute of Technology, Bruce Campus, Lecture Theatre (Room K107) Sustainability Centre – K Block 23 October1.30-5.00pm Anita Wesneyanita.wesney@cit.edu.au
Australia’s Productivity Challenge: Why productivity matters, and when it doesn’t.University of Tasmania 23 October5.30pm-7.30pm Jill Downingjillian.downing@utas.edu.au
Industry and VET – the Ultimate PartnershipGriffith University & Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, MSIT Mt Gravatt Campus, B Block, Level 1PresentationPresentation 2Presentation 3

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26 October8.45am-3.30pm Kathy Piccardikathy.piccardi@deta.qld.gov.au
VET Research in Western AustraliaCentral Institute of Technology 26 October Sue Thompsonsue.thompson@central.wa.edu.au
Joining the dots: Exploring independent validation of assessment and qualityUniversity of South Australia 26 October3.00-5.00pm Michele Simonsmichele.simons@unisa.edu.auSinan Gemicisinan.gemici@ncver.edu.au
Remodelling VET: Scholarship and CompetitionTAFENSW Sydney Institute, Ultimo, Building A, Rooms 107-8 1 November4.30 – 7.00pm Linda Simonlindasimon2@bigpond.com
Developing Skills for Sustainability through VETLa Trobe University ‘Developing skills for sustainability’ Bundoora campus of LaTrobe University in Room HuEd Room 103.Guest speakers Mark callaghan CEO of WorldSkills Australia, Dr fabian Sack who is a consultant from Sydney. 13 November10am to 3pm Mike Brownm.brown@latrobe.edu.au
Quality Teaching and Learning in a New Era RMIT Swanston Academic Building (SAB), RMIT University; 427–433 Swanston Street Melbourne 14 November 1.00pm to 5.30pm Helen Smith/helen.smith@rmit.edu.auDavid McLeandavid.mclean@rmit.edu.au
The Secondary-Tertiary Interface  Manaku Institute of Technology. Venue: Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington  20 November  Colleen Young colleen.young@manukau.ac.nz
The Secondary-Tertiary Interface  Waiariki Institute of Technology, Mokoia Campus (Rotorua Campus), Mokoia Drive, Rotorua  22 November  Colleen Young colleen.young@manukau.ac.nz

 

 

2011

 

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Views On VET: New Realities, New PerspectivesSunshine Coast TAFEMooloolaba Campus, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive Mountain CreekConvenor: Tracy Singh 4/10/11 FlyerProgram 

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How to use NCVER to inform policy and practiceSkills InstituteDrysdale Campus (South), 59 Collins Street Hobart 7000Convenor: Rod Mason 18/10/11
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Skills for Prosperity: The challenges aheadCharles Sturt UniversityWine & Food Centre, Wagga Wagga CampusConvenor: Wendy De Luca 19/10/11 Program
Work – A Common GroundCanberra Institute of Technology Sustainability Centre, K Block, Bruce Campus (Hayden Drive Bruce)Convenor: Anita Wesney 26/10/11 FlyerPresentationPresentation  

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Skills for whose prosperity? Critical agendas for research in workplace learningUniversity of Technology, SydneyConvenor: Keiko Yasukawa 28/10/11  Flyer
Current VET Research in WA: A Review by VET ResearchersWest Coast TAFE, JoondalupConvenors: Priscilla Shorne & Llandis Barratt-Pugh 3/11/11 Report
VET Research Methodologies and International Students and VETCharles Darwin UniversityMain Lecture Theatre, Building Blue, 5.1.01Convenor: Alicia Boyle 11/11/11 Flyer Report
VET and Social InclusionUniversity of BallaratConvenor: Erica Smith 11/11/11
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The VET Profession: Beyond 2011Deakin University, Geelong AND Deakin at Your Doorstep Learning Centres at Sunraysia TAFE – Swan Hill Campus, GO TAFE- Wangaratta Campus,  Chisholm TAFE – Mornington Peninsula and Dandenong campuses, East Gippsland TAFE – Bairnsdale campus and South West TAFE – Portland Campus 18/11/11 FlyerReport

 

2010

Events

Location Date Topics & Presenters
Charles Sturt University
Wine and Cheese Conference Room
Wagga Wagga Campus NSW
Friday 8 October Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Crump, supported by researchers of TAFE NSW Riverina Institute of TAFE
Hunter TAFE
Front Room Gallery
Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 14 October Topic: “Looking Forward: Broadening our Horizons”
West Coast Institute of Training
Joondalup
Perth, WA
Wednesday 20 October
Hawthorn Campus
(TD121 lecture theatre)
Swinburne University
Melbourne, VIC
Monday 20 October Keynote Speaker: Dr Mike Brown, LaTrobe UniversityTopic: “The role of VET in these changing times”
If you would like to present a paper, please contact Joe Pagnoccolo as soon as possible.
University of Ballarat
SMB Campus
Lydiard Street
Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 21 October Topic: “News from the frontline of VET research: Teaching, engagement and apprenticeships”.Guest Speakers: Associate Professor Leesa Wheelahan, Dr Annette Foley and Professor Erica Smith.
Kangan Institute
Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) Docklands
Batman’s Hill Drive
Docklands
Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21 October This event is the October meeting of Victorian TAFE International; AVETRA members are invited to attend  and meet Managers and Directors of  international education in TAFE.Speakers: Daryl Hill, Export strategies and business facilitation.
Rebecca Biazos, DEEWR project investigating outbound mobility projects in Australian VET
University of Technology
Building 10, 235 Jones Street
Broadway
Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 27 October Topic: ‘You wouldn’t expect a plumbing teacher to teach reading!’: exploring learner support practices in VET
Canberra Institute of Technology
CIT Lecture Theatre, Block A, Room 022, Bruce Campus
Hayden Drive
Bruce, ACT
Thursday 28th October Topic: “Exploring Contemporary VET Issues”Keynote speakers: Sue Webb, Stephen Black and Keiko Yasukawa.
Edith Cowan University
Mt Lawley Campus
Perth, WA
Friday 5 November Topic: ‘Researching VET: Dilemmas and Tactics’Presenter: Jane Figgis
Charles Darwin University
Casuarina Campus
Blue Building
Darwin, NT
Friday 12th of November Topic: ‘ICTs and their applications in and for VET, and Indigenous Engagement and VET’

2009

Events

Location Date Topics & Presenters
Wagga Wagga Wine & Food Industry Training Centre, McKeowen Drive, Charles Sturt University. Friday 16 October Workplace Learning in VETProgram Information Flyer
Newcastle Hunter TAFE Arts and media Building Gallery Hunter Street Newcastle City. Wednesday 28 October Making Connections: Young People, VET and Hope Program Information FlyerClick here for photos of the Newcastle forum.
Adelaide UniSA, Bradley Forum, City West Campus Wednesday 28 October Memoirs of a VET sector: Examining the past to move into the future Program Information FlyerRegistrationClick below for photos from the forum.Photo 1Photo 2Photo 3Photo 4NCVER Article
Ballarat Old Chemistry Building C, SMB Campus, Lydiard St, Ballarat Friday 30 October Research into practice: What’s new in VET and adult and community educationProgram Information FlyerClick below for powerpoint presentations from the forum.SSA for OctoberVETLife as a lab rat
Sustainable skills for a sustainable future 2009Learning to be drierMen’s learning and wellbeing in Australia
Rockhampton CQUniversity, Blg 34, Theatre 1.19 Thursday 5 November VET Research – Improving Practices through TransitionProgram Information FlyerClick hereto link to full workshop details.Visit the OctoberVET 2009 Rockhampton webpage to view details of the Rockhampton event, including presentations and biographies.
Perth WA ECU Mt Lawley Campus Friday 27 Nov Challenges of VET Research Session Information—forthcoming
Canberra Canberra Institute of Technology Friday October 30 OctoberVET ACT 2009Students of Advanced Diploma of Adult Vocational Education and other ACT VET researchers.Click herefor notes and photographs from the Canberra formum.
SydneyRandwick College, Corner Darley Road & King Street, Randwick 2031 Friday 6 November 2009 VET Research- Building capacity and showcasing recent research with a focus on the changing nature of workplaces and workforce requirements.Program Information FlyerClick below for powerpoint presentations from the Sydney forum.BannerNCVER PrioritiesRosalind CarterLarry Smith

 

 2008

 

Location Date Details
CanberraCanberra Institute of Technology ALARA Australian Conference 2008,11-12 September(2 day event) The Whole Person: Sustainable futures in living, learning and working
Sydney‘The Muse’, Sydney Inst. of TAFECnr Mary Ann & Harris Streets, Ultimo Tuesday 30 September Young adults and VET Research: Connections, Capacity & CollaborationsClick here for Photos & Podcasts of the Sydney forum presentations
Melbourne
(Event 1)
Friday 10 October Research in action: Building VET research capacity
Wagga WaggaRiverina Institute of TAFE Primary Industries Centre Friday 24 October What is happening in VET & impact on researchGuest speaker: Francesca Beddie, with local users of VET research.
DarwinCasuarina Campus, CDU & via videoconference to other sites. Monday 20 October Effective learning partnerships through VET
BrisbaneTAFE Open Learning
1 Cordelia St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
3rd Floor Lunchroom
Thursday 30 October Workshop – Managing Consultants Effectively (maximum of 20 participants)OctoberVET Afternoon Presentations
MackayCQ University Mackay
Boundary Road -
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music Foyer
Thursday 30 October Negotiating a research agenda for learning & earning
Ballarat *School of Mines,
University of Ballarat
Thursday 20 October Refocusing on learning & teaching *Keynote speakers: Terri
Seddon, Peter Smith, Peter Waterhouse
Melbourne
(Event 2)*Victoria University:Conference Centre, EJ Whitten Building, Sunshine.
Friday 21 November Refocusing on learning & teaching *Keynote speakers:
Terri Seddon,
Peter Smith,
Peter Waterhouse
Perth To be confirmed Building research capacity

* The Ballarat and Melbourne (Event 2) events were identical – they were repeated on successive days to
maximise access for potential participants

OctoberVET 2007

Presentations from the Sydney event:

Details of the Wagga Wagga event, including presentations can be found at:

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Photos from the Wagga Wagga event:

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OctoberVET 2006

Events were held in a range of locations during 2006 including Sydney, Wagga Wagga and Cairns.

Details of the Wagga Wagga event can be found at:

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Presentations from the Sydney event can be downloaded here:

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OctoberVET 2005

The 2005 OctoberVET seminars took place in 7 locations. They were universally well received.

Photos and information from some of the sessions:

Townsville: 21 October

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Darwin

Details of the Wagga Wagga event can be found here.

 

Sydney: 25 October

Programme

Berwyn Clayton: ‘What Do They See? Early Insights from Supporting VET Providers in Building Capability for the Future’


OctoberVET 2004

A number of OctoberVET seminars were held in 2004.

Sydney: 22 October, UTS

Programme

Research Project 1 — Clive Chappell & Geoff Hawke: ‘OVAL Research’

Research Project 2 — Erica Smith: New Workplace Savvy School Students — Part-time Work, Apprenticeships, Word Experiences & Placements